Somewhere along the line UK Garage got its zest back.
After being reviled as a commercial, frothy, overly feminine scene it suddenly became cool since it was... a commercial, frothy, overly feminine scene. Honestly, the world's a funny place...
xxxy has never hid his love of UK Garage, adding that London bounce to his arsenal of sonic explosives. Patching together a new EP, his latest document looks set to contain a few bangers that fuse Garage with something different, something new.
'Got Me So' drops on February 4th, with dependable house of bass Rinse working with the producer. A three track affair, the title cut has already emerged online and matched sunshine house textures to some serious bass noises.
For our final Track Of The Day this week, though, ClashMusic has decided to go for something a little more direct.
'Get Ready' smashes straight in at the deep end - all hi hats and crisp snares, there's a soulful edge which grabs hold of you and doesn't let go until the end of the night.
Listen to it now...